Jeffrey R. Davis, a member of the Senior Executive Service, serves as the Special Advisor, Strategic Engagement Communications with the Executive Action Group serving the Secretary and the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Air Force. In this position, Mr. Davis provides vision, direction and guidance in support of key Air Force priorities and focus areas.
Mr. Davis has extensive experience providing communications counsel and guidance to C-Suite executives in public speaking, conducting media interviews, executing a social media strategy and handling crises, with a focus on “what to say, when to say it, where to say it, and how to say it.” Before coming to the Air Force, Mr. Davis served as Senior Vice President, Media Relations, for AARP. Mr. Davis previously served as Vice President, Communications, for the Association of Public Television Stations from 2002 to 2011.
Mr. Davis’ congressional experience includes service as a Legislative Counsel for Representative Edolphus Towns (D-NY) and Senior Legislative Assistant for Representative Constance A. Morella (R-MD). He authored several pieces of legislation enacted into law, including the Federal Long-Term Care Act, the Federal Child Care Act and the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act.
Prior to beginning his federal service, Mr. Davis practiced intellectual property law with Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges in San Francisco, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Davis is a member of the California Bar.
Mr. Davis graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and a B.A., with honors, in Political Science. He earned his J.D. degree at the University of Michigan Law School.
1989 Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in political science, and Bachelor of Arts in economics, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
1992 Juris Doctorate, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
1993—1993, Municipal Finance Associate, Dean, Witter, Reynolds, Inc., San Francisco
1993—1996, Associate, Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges, LLP, San Francisco
1996—1997, Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, Menlo Park, Calif.
1997—1999, Senior Legislative Assistant, Representative Constance A. Morella, Washington, D.C.
1999—2000, Legislative Council, Representative Edolphus Towns, Washington, D.C.
2000—2001, YadaYada, Inc., Senior Director, Business Development, New York
2002—2011, Vice President, Communications, Association of Public Television Stations, Washington, D.C
2011—2017, Senior Vice President, Media Relations, AARP, Washington, D.C.
2017—present, Special Advisor, Strategic Engagement Communications, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
(Current as of December 2017)